The concept of the “metaverse” first came from the 1992 sci-fi novel 👉Snow Crash 👈 as a place that people flee to escape a dangerous corporation-dominated world.
Image: Ready player one movie
It has since come to refer to a range of virtual experiences that have gained popularity during the pandemic – including video games such as Fortnite, non-fungible tokens or even online meetings and events. 🤓
But in recent weeks the term has gained new traction after Mark Zuckerberg said that in five years, Facebook would be a “metaverse company” and declared it the “successor to the mobile internet”.
Sharing his vision of what it might look like, the founder company described an online world where people wearing VR headsets – Facebook also owns Oculus, the virtual-reality platform – would not just view content but be inside it. 😎
It would be an online space built by companies, creators and developers in which people could also live their lives – virtually going to performances and even work.